Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Obsession with Books has a new look + Waiting on Wednesday (10th April)

Obsession with Books has a new look!

As much as I loooved my owls, I wanted and needed a change; something classic and more 'me' - I love the simplicity of the new with the muted colors and basic yet elegant design, what do you think??

  Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My choice for this weeks WoW is 3:59 by Gretchen McNeil - I am a BIG fan of Parallel worlds and this one sounds intriguing!

Author: Gretchen Mcneil
Pages: 400
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Amazon Pre-order: 3:59
Release Date: 17th September 2013

Synopsis: Goodreads

Josie Byrne's life is spiraling out of control. Her parents are divorcing, her boyfriend Nick has grown distant, and her physics teacher has it in for her. When she's betrayed by the two people she trusts most, Josie thinks things can't get worse.

Until she starts having dreams about a girl named Jo. Every night at the same time—3:59 a.m.

Jo's life is everything Josie wants: she's popular, her parents are happily married, and Nick adores her. It all seems real, but they're just dreams, right? Josie thinks so, until she wakes one night to a shadowy image of herself in the bedroom mirror – Jo. 

Josie and Jo realize that they are doppelgängers living in parallel universes that overlap every twelve hours at exactly 3:59. Fascinated by Jo's perfect world, Josie jumps at the chance to jump through the portal and switch places for a day.

But Jo’s world is far from perfect. Not only is Nick not Jo's boyfriend, he hates her. Jo's mom is missing, possibly insane. And at night, shadowy creatures feed on human flesh.

By the end of the day, Josie is desperate to return to her own life. But there’s a problem: Jo has sealed the portal, trapping Josie in this dangerous world. Can she figure out a way home before it’s too late?

From master of suspense Gretchen McNeil comes a riveting and deliciously eerie story about the lives we wish we had – and how they just might kill you


  1. Love the new look, Sharon! I'll miss the owls but I love this classy, simple green. Anyway, 3:59 sounds so fantastically creepy! I haven't read anything by Gretchen McNeil yet, but I clearly need to. Awesome pick this week. :)

  2. Love the new design. Who needs owls when you have books?? :-)

  3. I love Gretchen McNeil after reading Ten! I can't wait to read this one and when you said Parallel world, I'm totally sold! AWEsome pick!

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    We Fancy Books

  4. This book is quite popular. I have seen a lot of people adding it on GR. It does sounds intriguing. Great pick :)

    Here is our WOW

  5. Ooh pretty new look! Very fresh and clean!

    Been hearing about this particular book lately, hope you enjoy it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. Ooh, this sounds awesome! I've been dying to read Ten for ages, and this one sounds just as good!
    Great pick :)

  7. I've never read anything by this author, but I LOVE stories featuring parallel universes and alternate realities. I can't wait for this one either! Great pick!

  8. Awesome pick! I devoured Ten in a sitting and absolutely loved Gretchen's writing. I'm really looking forward to this new book of hers!

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

  9. OoO this looks and sounds creepy I loved Ten..awesome pick and I love your blog makeover! My WoW

  10. I didn't read Ten but I've heard interesting things. This one sounds good too! :)
    Great pick!

    And I love your new design. It's pretty and elegant!

    Here's my WoW : Here's mine :

  11. I am missing the owls, but I do think your new design is awesome too. I love the green, it's one of my favourite colours.

    I usually am not a fan of paralel worlds and such, so I don't think this will be a book for me.

  12. I'm really into parallel worlds right now too and I love Gretchen McNeil! This is a definite must read for me. Great pick and I like the new design! :)

    My W.O.W.

  13. Yes! I almost picked this for my WoW this week. It sounds SO good. I still haven't had a chance to read anything by McNeil, but all of her books sound amazing. Great pick!

  14. This is the second time I saw this on WoW! I love the idea of parallel worlds! I've read something with a parallel world but not as scary as this one! So excited for this. And I guess I have to read Ten already!

  15. Love the new look! Congrats! I'm dying for this one as well! I love freaky alternate universes. I mean a parallel version of you not letting you back into your own life! Thanks for stopping by!

  16. I haven't read anything by this author but it sounds really suspenseful.
    Great pick. Have fun reading this week :)

  17. I have to admit I'll miss your cute little owls, but the new look is very pretty! I like the colours and the simplicity of it. :-)

    ~Marie @ Ramblings of a Daydreamer

  18. Wow is right! Sounds like quite the book!

    Come on by and see our WOW for this week on Harlie's Books. We'd love to see ya!

  19. Thanks for stopping by my blog :) This book sounds great!
    My WoW!

  20. I've never read anything by Gretchen McNeil, but I do think this book sounds awesome! I will have to check it out when it releases!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  21. I love the new look, Sharon! And the book looks great, too. Thanks for sharing and congrats!

  22. I liked the owls, they were very cute and memorable. But I really like this new look too. It's simple, clean, and fresh!

  23. So.
    Great pick!!
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW post this week :)
    - Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  24. This one sounds like it's worth the long wait =) Thanks for sharing!

  25. Your new design is lovely! Green is one of my fave colours and I love the background pattern and the pattern in your header :)

  26. Ah! I really need to read something from McNeil! I really like the new design, at first I had no clue where I was lol. I agree it's quite elegant and subtle.

    My WoW

  27. Ah!! Gretchen McNeil is one of my fave standalone authors. Cannot wait for this!!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Angie @ YA Novelties

  28. LOVE LOVE the new design, Sharon! It is different, but so clean, and if you're happy, then I'm happy with it. :)

    Molli | Once Upon a Prologue


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